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Software engineering is behind much of the everyday technology we take for granted – from our iPads, computer software and mobile phones through to digital televisions, computer games and online banking. With the Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) you might develop software for digital forensics analysis to help fight crime, or work in defence and combat cyber attacks. You could design wearable health management devices or write the software that powers eCommerce websites.
Computer architecture, database management systems, enterprise software, formal languages and automata, programming languages and paradigms, software architecture and quality management, software development.
Elective pathways: All University of Newcastle Engineering (Honours) programs facilitate the study of a wide range of elective pathways to customise our students' learning experience. These can deepen or broaden the knowledge base of the core program, depending on the student's desires and interests.
Internet and web engineer, telecommunications engineer, software development manager, control systems engineer, applications software developer. Industries include defence and security, aerospace, computer games and entertainment (government and commerce).
Professional recognition through Engineers Australia and the Australian Computer Society means graduates will be qualified as professional engineers who can work almost anywhere in the world.
All University of Newcastle engineering students must complete 12 weeks of professional practice during their degree. Through your work placement, you’ll build important professional networks and put your learning into practice.
All graduates will be awarded Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours), with graded honours awarded based on merit.
Assumed knowledge: Mathematics Advanced (Band 5 or above). Applicants who have achieved less than Band 5 may need additional study and/or assistance to successfully complete the mathematics requirement of the program.
Recommended studies: Mathematics Extension 1 or higher, any 2 units of science. Applicants who have not studied science are encouraged to take a bridging course. Bridging and enabling courses.
If you completed higher education or partial higher education studies your grade point average can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes.
If you studied vocational education and training, the type of qualification, whether or not you completed it, and if it was graded or competency-based, will all be taken into consideration to assess your eligibility for admission.
If you haven't completed any formal secondary, VET or higher education studies we offer a range of options to get you on the pathway to your dream degree.
If you have already successfully undertaken relevant study at another higher education institution or from the TAFE/VET sector, you may be granted credit on enrolment in a program. This is in addition to using that study to help determine your rank and eligibility to enter a program at the University of Newcastle.
View all details of this course on the UON website.
Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2022 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
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Applicants should note that under the revised Australian Qualifications Framework some programs are four-year programs available with direct entry. Other programs are three-year Bachelor degree programs. Meritorious students have the option to apply forto apply for an additional one-year end-on honours component after graduation. Check the course descriptions carefully.